Teens tend to crave more interactions with their peers and high energy situations in larger groups. That's exactly what they will get in New Frontiers. It's a large centralized camping experience that combines the fun and energy created by a large group dynamic, while still keeping hold of the value placed on the intimate relationship between counselor and camper.
Solo time in the morning introduces the Bible story of the day. Campers read this on their own and answer questions individually. Counselors then lead a brief small group discussion time. Around lunch time, the small group discusses the same story from the morning to provide another way for the campers to connect with the key characters and principles.
Club is a time of funny skits, a worship set with the band, and a dramatic performance. The performances present real life issues for middle school campers that are processed afterwards in a small group.
Every evening, we have a fun, epic event for all New Frontiers campers. This is a time to bring everyone together and pull off something big! Crud Wars is the tradition - think giant mud war with as many as 400 middle schoolers.
"SpringHill is a fun, safe environment for kids to strengthen relationships and gain confidence while learning about the teachings of the bible."Camper Parent
As a parent, we know it's important to see your child grow in their faith.This is also extremely important to us, and one of our main goals while your child is at SpringHill. Our counselors are young, passionate, fun role-models who are open about their love for God and God's love for your child. Our top goal is to integrate faith and fun throughout each day of camp, and counselors are always ready to deliver a life lesson during fun activities.
Your child will be with the same counselors the entire week.This gives counselors the time to get to know your child and become emotionally invested in their lives. A counselor's sole purpose is to build a genuine relationship with your camper and make sure they are well taken care of and included at camp.
Counselors stay in cabins with campers and spend the whole day with these cabin groups, participating in activities and leading small group sessions. We have additional counselors who run activities during the day and stay with your campers at night to provide extra support both at activities and in the cabins. This ensures that campers are never left alone and still get the individualized attention that they need.
Homesickness is not uncommon at camp - usually because it may be a child's first time away from home for an extended period of time. We are aware of this and love to care for and pray for each child who is having a difficult time being away from home. Most of the time, homesickness occurs right before bed, so our counselors are trained in how to anticipate and care for your child.
Working with our professional medical staff, counselors ensure campers receive the treatment and medications they need. If your camper takes medications, they will receive the right dose at the right time, every day.
At every level, staff members are not permitted to be alone with campers. Campers and staff must always be within view of others or in groups of at least three. Additionally, we make it a point to help educate parents on how to keep their children safe.
"Meeting loving counselors and having them be a positive influence created a great experience for my son."Camper Parent
"Camp is well organized, safe, clean, excellent counselor to camper ratio, fun for campers, and integrates Christian stories with fun activities."Camper Parent
The difference between the Classic Overnight Program and one of the Major Overnight Programs is that the latter allows your camper to focus in on a particular area of camp for several hours each day. The Major Overnight Program allows them to spend more time developing specific skills and interests as opposed to sampling a wide variety of activities. They will still get to do some of the iconic activities such as the Zipline or the Blob. Cost varies per program.
The best way to get signed up is to register online.
Prices vary depending on the program and discounts are available in some situations.
Please note that SpringHill does not stack discounts and will apply the best discount for the family.
We want to provide a SpringHill Experience for all kids, regardless of financial circumstances or uncertainty. Scholarships are made possible every year through generous gifts of individuals and organizations. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee a scholarship for everyone who applies.
SpringHill Camps Scholarships
PO Box 100
Evart, MI 49631